About the County Clerk

County Clerk Lucy Adame-ClarkLucy Adame-Clark is the first Latina and first woman elected as Bexar County Clerk. She was born and raised in San Antonio. Mrs. Adame-Clark is a mother of two beautiful children and the wife of a sheriff’s deputy.

Prior to becoming Bexar County Clerk, Mrs. Adame-Clark started her career with the Sheriff’s Office in 1997. In January 2008 she was promoted to the Criminal Investigation Division section as a Latent Print Examiner/AFIS. As a latent print examiner she worked with high profile cases throughout the county and across the state to include working directly with ATF, TX DPS, FBI, and 21 different municipalities. Mrs. Adame-Clark also worked in the Criminal Investigation Division and worked for five (5) years with Criminal Warrants. Throughout her tenure with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, Mrs. Adame-Clark continued receiving continued education, certifications, accreditations where needed, and also earned TCOLE hours to include FBI training for IAFIS. In 2009, Mrs. Adame-Clark became an active member of the International Association for Identification. Mrs. Adame-Clark left the Bexar County Sheriff's Office December 31, 2018 after 21 years.

Mrs. Adame-Clark serves as the Bexar County Treasurer and is a member of the Bexar County Bail Bond Board. Her duties as County Clerk include maintaining the records of Commissioner’s Court, County Probate and Mental Health Courts, and 15 County Courts at Law. She is in charge of recording all public records, including real property and vital statistics records such as marriage licenses and assumed names. She also maintains the Spanish Archive records from the 1700s representing Bexar County’s foundation.

Mrs. Adame-Clark is very active in her community and has served in many leadership capacities. Formerly President of the booster club for the Southside Independent School District AFJROTC program and Democratic Precinct Chair for the 1057 area, she continues to be involved as a leader in the community. Throughout her years of service in the community, Mrs. Adame-Clark has worked on numerous projects, with the help of many others. Mrs. Adame-Clark is committed to serving the citizens of Bexar County. She has always been and will continue to be a prominent and very involved community activist and member of the community.

County Clerk, Elected and appointed Officials, est. 1837


Official
Selection
Date(s) in Office
John W. Smith
Elected
May 1, 1837 - January 31, 1841
Thomas H.O.S. Addicks
Elected
February 1, 1841 - August 6, 1848
James L. Trueheart*
Elected
August 7, 1848 - September 22, 1848
James L. Trueheart
Elected
September 23, 1848 - August 2, 1850
Samuel S. Smith
Elected
August 3, 1850 - August 11, 1865
Peyton L. Smythe
Appointed provisional by
Gov. A.J. Hamilton
August 12, 1865 - January 22, 1868
Mortimer Slocum
Appointed provisional by
General J.J. Reynolds
January 23, 1868 - February 14, 1876
Samuel S. Smith
Elected (Died August 17, 1882)
February 15, 1876 - August 17, 1882
Thad. W. Smith
Appointed and qualified
August 18, 1882 - November 2, 1896
Frank Mc C. Newton
Elected (Died April 1, 1902)
November 3, 1896 - April 1, 1902
Frank R. Newton
Appointed and qualified
April 1, 1902 - December 31, 1920
Jack Burke
Elected
January 1, 1921 - 1934
Bernard W. Ladon
Elected
1934
George W. Huntress, Jr.
Elected
January 1, 1935 - December 31, 1936
Albert G. Trawalter
Elected
January 1, 1937 - 1944
George Turkey
Elected
1944
Fred Huntress
Elected
January 1, 1945 - December 31, 1962
James W. Knight
Elected (Died in office)
January 1, 1963 - April 1976
Robert D. Green
Appointed by County Commissioners
April 1976 - November 1976
Robert D. Green
Elected
November 1976 - 1994
Gerry Rickhoff
Elected
1995 - 2018
Lucy Adame-Clark
Elected
2019 -  Present


* An irregularity appeared in this election. John Young was charged with voting twice in an election and his bond signed by James L. Trueheart.